Sep 30, 2012 8:45am EDT
media. and you add those three elements together and to get the obama hate machine. so i would just like to see a little about each of those elements and then open it up for questions until the cameras are turned off. and let's start with a hate directed against obama. first, i've got to say i think criticism of any african president is fair game. i'm part of the white house press corps. i go to the white house every day. i would've been there today if i were coming down here, and everyday in front of the white house, pennsylvania avenue, there's a crowd of people protesting something. and i love the. i always make a point of checking out what they're for come with the issue of the day is. it's a very healthy part of our democracy. and criticism of the president of courses been around for a long time. if you want to go back to the ugliest presidential campaign history you can't go back to 1800 john adams and thomas jefferson, the things that were said particularly by their followers. but with president obama, it's been -- attacks not on his policy so much as on him as a person. we haven'
Sep 30, 2012 8:00am EDT
from harry truman to barack obama with the exception of lyndonm johnson who tried but fail today meet her. i remember being impressed whenr an official at the american embassy in london told me that during the memorial service att st. paul's cathedral after the 9/11 attacks, the queen sang every single word of the american national anthem. and i would betsi that therem. aren't any presidents who canh sing all the words to "god save the queen." since we are here today on the national mall, i thought i woul focus on the queen's fondness ml for this country and its people, pote little known and well known, and in so doingnown illuminate corners of her life that can help you understand her better. the queen to help understand her better. it was most often played out in state visits here when it was written. one was the first came to washington in 1951, she was a 25-year-old princess, only months away from becoming queen. harry truman was completely smitten, announcing that when everyone becomes acquainted with you, they immediately followed that with you. like those who followed him, trum
Sep 29, 2012 10:15am EDT
presidential candidates -- >> guest: a lot of times following. >> host: only barack obama -- it is an extraordinary openness actually. >> we talked about it a lot. i liked it when i was a kid. we didn't talk about it a lot. we talk a lot about this person or that person and we all pretend we are tolerant. i liked it when people didn't care. i was catholic. you talk about the minority. minority was a minority. i was the black catholic in savannah, georgia. that is -- and insular -- insular minority. so -- nobody bothered. i was the only black kid in my seminary. 1965 the 64 there was a younger -- young man who left. i was there by myself in savannah. nobody bothered me. i hear people say these things about they are tolerant. there really identifying a lot more. i like the idea that when you start you and i are here. neither one of us -- nobody seems to care. no one is pointing it out. we notice it. you look like you are in the and its descent. people say horrible fans. i am not black. just a little doubtful i should say i am black. here we are. no one really is bringing thi